Monday, September 27, 2010

outdoor monday ~ sunrise

I am thankful for being able to enjoy many beautiful sunrises with my children the last few weeks.

Friday, September 24, 2010

fibers on friday ~ 0400,45,45,50,0700,0515,0901,81,140,80,09

I have been able to get a lot of knitting done this week. I get to knit during the 45 minute drive taking Senior Chief to work. Then I get a break from knitting while I drive, but not home; to early morning seminary. I get another 50 minutes of knitting while my oldest attends his class. Then back home by 7am. and on with the day.

I will get about double the time knitting in the evening when I pick him up due to traffic. But I have been blessed to not have to do that trip much. Senior Chief has been lucky to get a ride home most days. I will be so happy when his transmission is fixed on his car and I get to sleep in to 5:15 am!

Now on to all the numbers in the post title:

0400   the hour I am waking these days
45       minutes of knitting
45       minutes of driving
50       minutes of knitting
0700   I return home
0515   the time I look forward to waking up soon
0901   at 9:01 this morning
81       it was 81 degrees F outside (it's supposed to be autumn, right?)
140     inch scarf
80       inch scarf
09       inches on a pair of fingerless gloves
My son pointed out the time and temperature when I asked him to wear the scarves for a photo.  Then I had him stand where the sun was in his eyes.  Always willing to help me with whatever I ask of him; sometimes with a grin, chuckle and a roll of the eyes (though not in a disrespectful way.)  Kind of like a "you are silly but I will do it anyway." 

Friday, September 17, 2010

fibers on friday ~ scarf

I am working on a scarf to go with the hat I knitted up last week.  After the scarf some fingerless mitts to match might be cast on; since there is about 2,500 yards of this unknown fiber in my basket to use up.  If I had to guess what the fiber is I would say it is an acrylic. 

I still haven't picked up the scrubbie that was started a couple weeks ago. I am just not interested in the feel of it.  Perhaps a deal with myself will motivate me.  When it is finished I will get some silk to work with.  No, not going to work today.  The guilt of not finishing it off will hit me one day, but I am not there yet.

Monday, September 13, 2010

outdoor monday ~ beach

My oldest wanted to go to the beach on his birthday.  We all were more than willing to help that birthday wish come true. It was a lovely day celebrating with an amazing young man.

Friday, September 10, 2010

fibers on friday ~ scratchy

It has been a while since I knitted with tulle and now I remember why; it's scratchy.  Needing to take a break from the scrubby I whipped up a new hat in an unknown but very soft fiber.

Don't forget to stop by Visions of Sugar Plums and see what fiber projects others are working on this week.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

an auction of cuteness...

... for Becky.

Becky's family, friends, and even strangers are all pulling together to help her beat cancer.  There is an auction going on until September 10th, ending at midnight, pst. 

Please check it out and bid on something!
Here are just a few of the many cute item.

You can help Becky beat cancer.  Click on a picture above to take you to the Bald for Becky blog Auction of Cuteness!

Friday, September 3, 2010

fibers on friday ~ dishcloths update

I finished up the second dishcloth.  There was a bit of the black and white cotton left so I cast on for a scrubber.

Be sure to visit Visions of Sugar Plums to see what fiber projects others are working on this week.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

we were curious... see what Earl was doing to the sea this morning. 

What a beautiful day at the beach!

I thought the sea might be a bit rougher so I told my littles no bathing suits when we left this morning. Our plan was to watch the waves that Earl kicked up. It became a lost cause to keep them out of the water when the safe to swim flags were up. We had lots of fun and everyone ended up swimming in their street clothes.

Looks like I won't need to cut back the morning glories from my porch swing after all.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

here i stand trying... decide if hurricane Earl is a big enough threat... cut the morning glories off the porch swing and store it away. 

I really do love it just the way it is.  I think I will wait until tomorrow to make this decision.  I can take care of everything else and save this one for the last minute.  Hopefully I won't have to cut them.